|UCLA DA 225.42: Execution of Documents Related to Material Transfer Agreements|
May 16, 2012
|From:||Chancellor Gene D. Block|
|To:||Vice Chancellor for Research James S. Economou|
|Supersedes:||UCLA DA 225.41 (Execution of Documents Related to Material Transfer Agreements), to Vice Chancellor Economou, dated July 25, 2011.|
For purposes of this delegation, an MTA is a written agreement entered into by a provider and a recipient of research material. The intent of the MTA is to protect the intellectual property rights and other rights of the parties while permitting research with the material to proceed. The most common subjects of material transfer agreements are biological materials and chemical compounds. However, MTAs may also be used to transfer other types of materials including, but not limited to, databases and software. The provider of the materials does not provide research funding for the project. The materials are not to be used in humans.
There are three forms of material transfer that commonly arise at academic institutions, each calling for different terms and conditions. They are: material transfer between academic institutions; material transfer from industry to UCLA; and material transfer from UCLA to industry. To encourage the process of sharing research tools between scientists, the NIH and the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) have developed standard language to simplify material transfers between academic institutions. The Uniform Biological Material Transfer Agreement (UBMTA) shall generally be used for such material transfers whenever possible.
This delegation is being reissued due to the reissuance of the parent OP delegation and there are no substantive changes to the delegation being superseded. Any redelegation shall be in writing with copies to me and those listed below.
|cc:||Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost
Assistant Vice Chancellor, Research
Manager, Administrative Policies & Delegations